As confirmed by Americanmum’s post which listed and totalled all the votes cast in the competition (https://tcwgshortstories.wordpress.com/2016/08/10/july-2016-votes/ ), the result is a follows.
First with 28 points. DEMERARA SUGAR. Written by Peter Barnett.
Second with 27 points. THROUGH THE WORMHOLE. Written by Atiller.
And third with 21 points was BEATHAG. Written by Seadams.
Congratulations to Peter, who succeeded with his own topic thus winning two out of the last three competitions, and thanks to all other competitors who managed to come to terms with our new blog-site and enter a qualifying story.
It now falls to Peter to select a topic for the September competition which I suggest will be a story of between 250 and 750 words.
************** The early indication from Peter is that he would like the topic for September to be the individual writer’s free choice i.e. an OPEN TOPIC on whatever takes your fancy.